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A very enjoyable visit

I have just spent 2 days staying in Vannes and really enjoyed wandering in this very pretty... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
ann53e
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Saumur, France
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a wonderful city to visit

I was surprised to see the abundant display of the richness of the city's history and culture in... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Wanda C
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Maywood, New Jersey
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All reviews old city cobbled streets beautiful city timbered buildings saturday market lovely place great market worth a visit on wednesdays every corner beautiful stained glass windows tourist train several days taking photos tudor style other cities spent days
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I have just spent 2 days staying in Vannes and really enjoyed wandering in this very pretty location. Great to see so many independent shops tucked into charming,winding streets.A good mix of retail outlets and restaurants. The cathedral is certainly worth a visit.I am very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

I was surprised to see the abundant display of the richness of the city's history and culture in its historical old town center. It was so rich and colorful, the food was so delicious, I wish I had planed longer stay here. I will be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Stayed in Vannes on a Brittany Ferries deal and best place yet visited in France. Full of atmosphere and people are most welcoming Enjoyed all aspects from walking round the old town, good food, the market on Saturday and cycling on the nearby island

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

A few years since we last visited Vannes and enjoyed our short stay; the shops appeared more up-market than before but the historic centre remains a delight to wander around.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Retains its historical charm but has had appropriate ‘upgrades’ of pavements/roads to be tidy and feels looked after

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

I revisited Vannes because of its historic center. It is beautiful and a quaint and picturesque place to be at any time of day, though I really enjoy the evening. Plenty of activities for walking, window shopping, and eating right in one small area.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We visited here during market time.very popular and bustling. Quaint streets with character and charm... plenty of places to eat and drink. I highly recommend doing the petite train... it's a nice hour of sightseeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Wow what a hidden little Gem. Lovely place to spend a couple of nights. The buildings are much like the Tudor style in England but more colourful. The cathedral is also worth a visit some lovely architecture and artwork .

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We recommend you take the Little Train and then retrace the journey on foot. A city seeped in history from ancient to modern times.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Ladies, be aware of the cobbles. Otherwise, the historical central city is worth the visit. It takes around half a day to make the walk advised by the tourism office. You may need to have a certain taste for ancient buildings.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Like most cities in France, some "boutiques" might be opened on Sunday mornings. However except days before Christmas, during the sale seasons (twice a year) and may be in the middle of summer it is rest time.
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